Welcome to Duke of Marketing!
I’m David Hunter, founder and publisher of DukeOfMarketing.com, and Direct-Response Marketer, and I’d like to take a minute to go over what you’ll discover here and direct you onto the right path to marketing your business, so you can magnetically attract new customers and clients to your business, and keep getting current customers and clients coming back for more. All with money in hand!
But first, listen to this recording on Marketing is the Heart of Your Business™:
Here’s the analogy:
Heart = Marketing
Blood = Customers/Clients
Body = Business
Your Heart pumps the Blood throughout your Body. The Blood is depositing nutrients to your Body to keep your Body alive.
So, your Marketing is pumping in all these Customers/Clients into your Business. The Customers/Clients are depositing their money into your Business. They’re the ones keeping your Business alive.
So, what happens if your heart stops? The blood stops flowing and your body dies.
If your marketing stops, then your customers/clients stop coming in and your business dies.
Scary thought, huh? This is why marketing is sooo important. Without marketing you’ll be out of business. Capisce?
Here’s a very important quote on advertising from the man who built McDonald’s into the empire it is today, Ray Kroc, from his book Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s:
“In our business there is two kinds of attitudes toward advertising and public relations. One is the outlook of the begrudger who treats every cent paid for ad programs or publicity campaigns as if they were strictly expenditures. My own viewpoint is that of the promoter; I never hesitate to spend money in this area, because I can see it comeing back to mee with interest. Of course, it comes back in different forms, and that may be the reason a begrudger can’t appreciate it. He has a narrow vision that allows him to see income only in terms of cash in his register. Income for me can appear in other ways; one of the nicest of them is a satisfied smile on the face of a customer. That’s worth a lot, because it means that he’s coming back, and he’ll probably bring a friend. A child who loves our TV commercials and brings her grandparents to a McDonald’s gives us two more customers. This is a direct benefit generated by advertising dollars. But the begrudger has a hard time appreciating this – he wants to have his cake and eat it too.”
You need to think of your advertising/marketing as an investment, NOT an expense.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” -Matthew 7:13-14
Now, you’re probably asking yourself, “Why on Earth would David share a quote from the Bible?”
Great question. I’m an Entrepreneur and I do what I want. There!
Actually, there is meaning to this Bible quote.
Think about it… everyone who goes through the broad road in life ends up like everyone else. The ones who takes risks, takes action, they’re the ones who are going through the narrow road. That’s where you’ll find all the successful people. So, where do you want to be?
Alrighty, let’s keep moving forward shall we…
To get the most out of everything you learn here at Duke of Marketing, you’ll want to TAKE ACTION. That is the Ultimate Success Secret. Well, I guess it’s no longer a secret since I just told you, but it really is that easy (ha! Easy… it sounds easy, but it’s easier said than done).
First, look in the upper right side bar and sign up for your free 7 Day Marketing Course going over the 7 Marketing Mistakes you’re currently making with your marketing. No, I’m not going to put an opt-in box right here. It’ll make your life too easy (though, you did get a pop-up box that asked you if you wanted to get the 7 Day Marketing Course… I guess the top 1% of action takers already signed up… Are you one of them?).
You have to actually look to the right and scroll up (it’s called TAKING ACTION, and if you can’t do that simple step, well then… I can’t help you and I wish you the best of luck).
Second, you’ll want to explore DukeOfMarketing.com. Check out the Blog tab and read past blogs (There’s some really great ones Here, Here, and Here. Well, they’re actually all really great so keep on reading!).
Third, you’ll want to check out the tab above that says, “MUST-HAVE- Direct Marketing Book.” This really is a must have marketing book that you need in your collection (You do read, right? Successful people read).
Then, once you’ve done all of the above, and only when you’ve done all of the above, you’re going to send me an email asking me for the FREE Gift (once you subscribe you’ll find out what it is… but only after you’ve done all of the above!). Got it?
Good. Seems like we’re on the same page now.
I’m really excited that you’ve made it this far! Most people never take any action so they continue doing the same old thing they’ve always done and just keep spinning their wheels.
But you’re different! You’re an ACTION TAKER!
And ACTION TAKERS are WINNERS! They live the life they want and enjoy the freedom they deserve!
Now don’t be shy. I want to get to know you! I do respond to my emails and phone calls. So, if you ever have any questions/comments, or would like to share marketing examples, please feel free to email me or call me.
Now go TAKE ACTION!
**David Hunter, founder and publisher of DukeOfMarketing.com, is featured in Dan Kennedy’s No B.S. Gold Letter, December 2013 (see below), for a real estate postcard he helped create that had a 5,473% return on investment (ROI). CLICK HERE (Yes, this is a big, bad, scary affiliate link, so, if you buy something, I will make a little Starbucks money so I can get my Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino. Mmmm…) to try a 2 month FREE membership which includes, the No B.S. Marketing Letter, No B.S. Gold Letter, CD interview of the month (with transcript), Million Dollar Swipe File, Access to “Members Only” social site with back issues of the No B.S. Letters (includes the December 2013 issue so you can read about yours truly), and much much more!**
"While browsing through Facebook recently I came across an ad offering Dan Kennedy’s book, “No B.S. Direct Marketing.” The ad caught my attention and I quickly Googled to find out more information on Dan and his products. In doing so, I stumbled on a review of Dan’s marketing system from David, the “dukeofmarketing.” After watching his review, I was intrigued enough to visit his website to see what else he had to say. I signed up to receive his newsletter, kind of reluctantly because I definitely didn’t want to be bombarded with emails or end up receiving tons of SPAM for unsolicited offers. I gave it a chance because I figured I could cancel and unsubscribe at any time if I became too annoyed. To my surprise, I found the information not only interesting but very effective in producing results. After reading the first newsletter, my wheels began to turn as I thought of all the ways I was going wrong with my marketing. Using some of David’s suggestions, I saw immediate results while making a small and simple change that he suggested to my social media advertising. David has been very helpful and responds very quickly with feedback and suggestions on where you can improve or techniques you should implement. I have definitely learned a lot already and I can see that my business will only get better!"
"I've been in sales for the better part of the last 18 years, and I am a newly licensed real estate agent in Texas. David's advice to others that I've seen online struck me as odd. By odd, I mean here's a man who makes his living in marketing giving away SO MUCH FREE information for several thousand people to read. Don't take my word for it. Visit www.AgentsOnline.net. It won't take you more than about 5 or 10 minutes to find a reply from him to someone in need of help.
I took it upon myself to email him and ask for some guidance. He promptly responded with even more information to help me in my endeavors. This correspondence went back and forth several times, and he always answered my responses with helpful information. No questions asked and no "catch." I hadn't paid this man a single dollar and he's answering my emails when he could be doing more dollar-productive activities.
I did, indeed, take the plunge forked over for the gold membership ($4.95 and two free months to GKIC is a STEAL!!!), but I don't recall him ever pitching me that idea. No gimmicks, no pressure. Just some honest answers from David, and I saw the value in his products and services all on my own. Thank you, David, for your help thus far in opening my eyes to the truth about marketing and how I can best apply it to my new line of work."
Keller Williams - Southlake, Texas
"I first subscribed to Duke of Marketing's Are You Making These 7 Marketing Mistakes? What followed was seven modules which totally changed my perspective about the Direct Marketing approach. The description of the chapters, the solutions and the practical advice have been totally useful. David Hunter's input and advice since has been highly commendable."
J. Carlos Valdes
“I had the chance to meet David online thru the GKIC 20% Club.
After having 2 or 3 inquiries on the forum on my sales letter copy and strategy, David has been 1 of 2 people in the whole GKIC group to actually follow up directly on my inquiries on the forum.
After over 6 emails, David’s guidance and insight to my sales letter I gained confidence to re-write and improve my sales copy, test it and look on how it performs.
I feel David’s guidance and time would be super valuable to any mastermind group. I will absolutely team up with him and like-minded people to tackle beginner to intermediate small business owner questions and frustrations that do not get answered on the bigger forums (i.e. GKIC and others).”
“Thank you, David, for your outstanding service. You were so helpful in this project, you understood my needs, and you helped me bring my project to a better thing.”
Marketing Manager at Equivest Realty
"I've been in a mastermind group with David Hunter since October 2014. What impressed me initially about David is that he was very knowledgeable in direct response and he also had practical experience (with positive results). I've found David to be an enthusiastic, positive, bright, direct marketer. He has given me good ideas on my projects and has encouraged me when I've been frustrated. You would be well-served by getting to know him."
"I am not usually one to write testimonials, but I felt I had to break the habit and let people know how life changing the GKIC’s Marketing Kit can be for any business owner. I have personally been in business since I was 9 years old, so you could say I have been round the block a great deal, and tried what I thought was almost everything to make my businesses work. How wrong I was!
I first discovered Dan Kennedy and GKIC through a book I was reading by Nigel Botterill in the UK. This led me to search for more information and I came across the Duke of Marketing and David Hunter, who is an affiliate of GKIC, and one awesome guy in his own right. David was supremely helpful in explaining the benefits he felt GKIC could bring to my business. And he encouraged me to take advantage of GKIC’s Incredible Gift Offer, which includes 2 FREE months to Dan’s No B.S. Newsletters and so much other stuff you need to find out for yourself.
Without going into a full blown essay here, the decision to go for the FREE offer was simply life changing for me and my business. I now know EXACTLY where I am going with my main business The Bum Gun bidet sprayer, which you can find at TheBumGun.com and I have so many ideas it’s not funny. And, of course, I am now a member of GKIC and the No B.S. Newsletters, and will be for a very long time to come.
David is intensely knowledgeable in the marketing field and a massively enthusiastic guy who is always doing his upmost to help fellow members in the GKIC social site.
If you truly are serious about making a massive change in your life and your business I would strongly advise you to get in touch with David Hunter immediately, and get your business and life on the track you have always dreamed of. This is one decision you can NOT drag your feet on."